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  • Offline rayomeara   gb

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    No Alarm - Is a tracker a good option?
    on: February 11, 2024, 12:35:58 pm
    February 11, 2024, 12:35:58 pm
    Thinking about getting a tracker - any downsides outside of the cost?

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    Re: No Alarm - Is a tracker a good option?
    Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 08:59:02 am
    February 12, 2024, 08:59:02 am
    *Originally Posted by rayomeara [+]
    Thinking about getting a tracker - any downsides outside of the cost?

    A pretty good option. Apart from the cost the main problem is it can flatten your battery when not in use for a while.

    (Also, it doesn't stop it being stolen in hte first place  :012:)

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    Re: No Alarm - Is a tracker a good option?
    Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 05:40:09 pm
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    I use an apple airtag.  Just hide it well and you should be good to go.
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    Re: No Alarm - Is a tracker a good option?
    Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 06:37:11 pm
    February 12, 2024, 06:37:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by 949Dolpfan [+]
    I use an apple airtag.  Just hide it well and you should be good to go.

    Not foolproof, but a good cheap help.   I have one on my bike in a completely sealed bag, which I have removed the 'beeper' from.

    I also have one secreted on my trailer.

    If the thief has an iphone - he can know there is an airtag on the bike, and he can 'ping' it if the beeper is operational.

    There are youtubes showing how to remove the beeper.

     



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